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From the Resene News – issue 1/2016

Wood working - Accoya® wood


Accoya® woodWhen you invest in building a new home it’s important that it keeps looking good for years. Dark colours are an extremely popular choice outside but with our hot summers and clear skies they also soak in an extreme amount of heat from the sun.

Weatherboards are traditionally painted lighter colours to avoid heat related damage to the surface; however if the project calls for a sleek dark look with timber weatherboards then a more stable substrate is needed.

After testing a range of timbers, Trevor Wilson, of Architecture 37, chose Accoya for this waterfront property for its stability. The weatherboards are finished in Resene Bokara Grey, which has a light reflectance value (LRV) of just 5%. Three years on and the boards and colour are as good as the day they were installed.

Accoya® wood is sustainably-sourced New Zealand grown Radiata Pine that undergoes a proprietary, non-toxic acetylation process that permanently modifies the wood to the core. It’s Class 1 durable, which is comparable or better than the durability of hardwoods such as Jarrah, Rosewood and Teak. 

Accoya® wood

Architectural specifier: Architecture 37
Building contractor: Marty Hyland Building Contractor 2006 Ltd
Weatherboards: Accoya

 

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